I dont play Final Fantasy. It's not that I wouldnt like it, more that I cant catch up to it at this point. It didnt pull me in when I was younger like it did alot of other kids.
With the exception of FF X-2 and FF-XIII-2, and the various side-story games like Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus, every "main" Final Fantasy is a standalone game set in vastly different universe, requiring no knowledge of the previous game to play.
Of course, all that might be changing with Squeenix desperate for cash, and trying to milk FF XIII for all it's worth.
Anyways, here's another list of my fav game music from the PS2 era:
Beginning and ending theme for Breath of Fire IV - Dragon Quarter. One of the most touching RPG's I've ever played, and Chihiro Onitsuka's Castle: Imitation really compliments the ending credits.
Persona 4's ending Theme, Never More.
The Bouncer's ending theme, Forevermore. Not crazy about the game, and the song's just average as J-Pop tunes go. But I liked the plot and the characters, and the song compliments this.
Opening theme for Tales of The Abyss.
Soundtrack from The Vagrant Story: Knights of the Cross, and The Underworld (the dungeon where the little dolls attack you.) Opinioons may vary, that is one of the best games I've played on the PS1, and probably one of the most well-told stories in an RPG.
Opening and ending theme for Parasite Eve. Somnia Memorias; love it.
Opening theme for Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven; Sadame. Really gets you into the ninja mood.
Ending theme from Fatal Frame II; Chou (means Butterfly in Japanese).
Ending theme from Dynasty Warriors 5; Excalibur. Just doesn't get old.
Ending theme and "final act" soundtrack from FF VII - Dirge of Cerberus; Redemption and Longing, by GACKT.
Opening theme for SMT: Digital Devil Saga 1; Danger, by Etro Anime. IMO, much better than the original Japanese theme, which is a major surprise.
Opening and Ending theme for SMT: Digital Devil Saga 2; Alive by Kayako Momota and Time Capsule by "as" (that's the band's name, really)
Damn, this is starting to look like an Emmy nomination list.